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Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

PC 511


Dr. Karen Mason

Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Director of the Counseling Department


Prof. Daniel Reyes

Code Section Course Title Professor Site Date/Time
PC 511

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

D. Reyes Online May 18 – August 14

Course Description

Basic preparation for the complex task of pastoral care and counseling. The focus is upon the pastor in the congregational setting.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Formulate a biblical and theological foundation for the practice of pastoral counseling.

  2. Integrate the biblical, theological, and psychological structures operative in a whole person model of development.

  3. Develop frameworks for understanding typical pastoral counseling issues.

  4. Develop fundamental counseling skills for effective pastoral counseling including evaluation of individuals, couples and families to determine the severity of the problems being faced; pastoral diagnosis of personal and relational problems; effective listening skills for pastoral care and counseling and relational skills for a variety of ministry settings.

  5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of spiritual nurture and the process of follow-up as well as self-care and boundary setting.

  6. Evaluate and construct a network of professional and community resources for comprehensive care of counselees.

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